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FIFA 20 wonderkids: The 20 best young players with highest potential ratings

3:08 AM GMT+8 01/10/2019
Kylian Mbappe PSG 2019-20
Goal has rounded up the 20 best young players in FIFA 20 with the highest potential ratings

FIFA 20's new and improved Career Mode is ready and raring to go – and its player database has been given a fresh relaunch.

Career Mode allows FIFA players to begin new careers with their chosen teams, tasked with the challenge of winning domestic and continental tournaments.

FIFA players are also given the chance to turn promising young players into global superstars, and Goal has compiled the best young players in FIFA 20 from aged 20 and under with the highest potential rating.

The list below lists the top 20 young players from all positions with the highest potential rating (PR) in FIFA 20.

In the instance of multiple players having the same potential rating, they will be further ranked by their current rating. Additionally, each player is listed in their primary position as well as the other positions (PO) they are able to play in. Their values (VA) are also listed in the furthest right column.

FIFA 20: Best young players

Rank Name Age Club PO. PR VA.
1 K. Mbappe 20 PSG ST, RW 95 £82.3m
2 M. De Ligt 19 Piemonte Calcio CB 93 £41.8m
3 J. Felix 19 Atletico Madrid CF, ST 93 £24.6m
4 G. Donnarumma 20 AC Milan GK 92 £35.6m
5 K. Havertz 20 Bayer Leverkusen CAM, RM 92 £40.5m
6 J. Sancho 19 Borussia Dortmund RM, LM 92 £39.2m
7 Vinicius Jr. 18 Real Madrid LW 92 £19.8m
8 T. Almada 18 Velez Sarsfield CAM, LW, ST 92 £5.7m
9 P. Foden 19 Man City CAM, CM 90 £14.5m
10 T. Alexander-Arnold 20 Liverpool RB 89 £26.4m
11 Rodrygo 18 Real Madrid LW, RW, ST 89 £12.3m
12 Moise Kean 18 Everton ST 89 £12.8m
13 S. Tonali 19 Brescia CDM, CM 89 £11.4m
14 A. Mac Allister 20 Brighton CAM, CM 89 £12.8m
15 C. Hudson-Odoi 18 Chelsea RW, LW 89 £7m
16 A. Lafont 20 Fiorentina GK 88 £13.2m
17 I. Konate 20 RB Leipzig CB 88 £15m
18 D. Upamecano 20 RB Leipzig CB 88 £11.9m
19 Kangin Lee 18 Valencia CAM, LM, RM 88 £11m
20 A. Maier 20 Hertha Berlin CM, CDM 88 £11.9m

PO. = Position(s)

CR = Current Rating

PR = Potential Rating

VA. = Value

*Clubs listed are the clubs the players are assigned to in FIFA 20 Career Mode, while ages shown are the age at the start of Career Mode.

It comes to no surprise that Kylian Mbappe is already one of the best players in the game – not just as a young player –  with an overall current rating of 89 and a potential rating of 95. He has the highest potential rating of all the young players in FIFA 20, so don't think you can get your hands on him so easily, as he will no doubt come with an exceedingly high transfer fee.

New Juventus (named Piemonte Calcio on FIFA 20) arrival Matthijs de Ligt has a potential rating of 93 on top of an overall rating of 84, though it is unlikely that the Serie A side will be putting him up for sale in Career Mode.

Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix is another fresh signing, which will make the Liga side also unwilling to sell him in his very first transfer window, though highly-rated Bundesliga youngsters Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho are other promising attacking options.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is the highest-rated young goalkeeper on FIFA 20 with an overall rating of 85 and a potential rating of 92.

The likes of Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr, Liverpool's Trent-Alexander Arnold and Manchester City's Phil Foden round out the list, followed by Real Madrid's Rodrygo, Everton's Moise Kean and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi.